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there that makes of america. the more we reflect the middle, the better off our committee will be and i think the service we provide will be better. >> what gives you that hope? >> a lot of people are recognizing the pathway we are on will not help. more and more members are talking with me where we discuss with one another how we can improve the place. i hear it almost every day. i encourage it. >> there are people who believe partisanship is a good thing because ideology and the direction of the country moves in the way they want. for example, people have come in with the tea party. what do you think of these hyper-partisan groups outside of the congress that attempt to exert their influence? >> one of the more fascinating experience i have had involves a gathering. my first meeting a couple years ago, with tea party types. my staff was concerned about this new group. i said, give me their telephone numbers. i invited them to our session. they were there that evening to express their concern about health care being nationalized and taking over that piece of their personal life. they were no
of america, merrill lynch recently held a 38% stake in hertz. after the offerings, the funds will hold a roughly 26% interest in the rental business. after the sales, hertz will not receive anything from the proceeds of the sale. coming up, squawk on the farm. we're going to talk crops, crops, crops, tractors and other equipment. and what it all tells us about the global economy. stay tuned. >> announcer: team, "squawk box" exclusive coverage of the "new york times" deal book conference. investing, the economy and the looming fiscal cliff. jpmorgan chairman and ceo jamie dimon, carl likely group co-founder david rubenstein and a lot more. it all starts tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. eastern. hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept, suppresses your immune s
that to america where 45% of the total population gets out of bed and goes to work. according to the wall street journal, in greece total economic activity is down 20% in the past four years. this is a country in financial ruin. the question, how can a country of 11 million repay a 1/2 trillion dollars worth of debt and it's hard to think they could ever recover. heart breaking for someone of greek heritage like our own nicole petallides, it's a dreadful siiuation. >> it is heart breaking and i was hoping, glad you didn't make me do it, trying to throw greece under the bus. the truth is the country is suffering greatly. and grandparents trying to support their sons, daughters, grandchildren all on one pension and many of europeans, they have a different mentality, in certain ways, retiring, off the government and that's not the greeks here in the states, willing to work 25 hours a day. and there's certainly a different mentality there, but they are suffering greatly. one gentleman, nobody talks, but the cemetery, very sad and solemn. stuart: that's a personal side % of the greek tragedy story. n
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that. republicans are holding hostage the middle class in america so that the wealthy don't have to pay their fair share. it is the republicans who are willing to let millions of americans rely upon an informant and insurance, to have that ended for them in just a few short days, people who have been out of work for over six months. republicans are holding them also. it is a manufactured crisis. what we are here to say is, first of all, i hope all of you agree with me, but no deal is better than a bad deal. no deal is better than a deal -- >> we'll take you back to the capitaol now. live coverage on c-span. >> yeah, right here. right here. right here, trust me, right here. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] if we get a deal, who will supply the champagne? >> republicans. they have all the money. >> are all watching somewhere. >> there's one. >> i am going to look for -- back.e rigtht >> senator mccain? can i talk to you out here for a second? [laughter] >> can we quote you on this? >> a man walks up to a podiu
which we do to grow the economy, in infrastructure and innovation and making sure america is always on the cutting-edge of new entrepreneurship, the fact is that we want to do that, the president has put that forward, the election does make a difference, the president is absolutely strong about this. look i was just with him on friday. he came to my district. was at a business. they are showing some of that video right now. local business in my district that was a toy manufacturer and what they said to the president, what they said to me is we, we make more toys when there's consumer demand. let's make sure that middle class americans have dollars in their pockets, they continue to have confidence as consumers or grow that confidence and that our businesses, large and small respond to that, that they begin to see so stability. this is time when we're calling on speaker boehner to work with the president, to work with democrats in congress, and to get done what we have to get done, the american people, middle class and businesses, let's create that stability and confidence that this
across america? this is the reality we face? . we sent the bill to him that will protect 98% of american families and he will not call it on the floor. is he waiting for what is going to happen january 1 when consumer confidence is shaken across america, as everyone sees an increase in income-tax rates, including working families because he will not act? is he waiting for the doctors, as of january 1, the reimbursement for doctors goes down 20% -- 27%. is he waiting for that to happen or is he waiting his election to speaker? i hope it is not that. i hope he understands putting this off is not fair to america and is not been for the recovery. it will hurt us as we wait. there is no excuse. there is solid support among republicans and independents and democrats to make sure we protect working families and move forward. now the house is going home again. i do not know what we can accomplish but we certainly have depending on the floor major things that will help america. >> thank you. some other unfinished business, you have all seen on the tv screens the devastation. i have seen storms an
production is increasing, this quarter ford projects it will build 725,000 vehicles here in north america. they are increasing it by another 25,000 next quarter. and one other thing, carl, when we talked about importance of trucks. in november, ford had its best month for the f series since november of 2005 selling 56,000 f series trucks. that's an 18% increase compared to last year. you are really seeing the momentum building in terms of production in truck sales. >> yeah. up a fifth on f series. thank you very much. significant number. >> i bought my f series last year. great car. great job. f-350. not diesel. >> where do you keep that? >> it's part of our inn complex. >> got it. >> i assume we think gm might be good? 20 minute >> i think so. >> let's go to rick santelli in chicago. >> if you want to find out what's going on in the states, bob pisani is very accurately discussed, you have to look toward europe. so let's look toward europe. let's look at 24-hour charts. let's look at a 24-hour chart of the euro currency. started to do much better. you throw up the bund. many areas whethe
between america, i think, and really growth is having a long-term fiscal plan. what i would like to see, and i really like bob corker, he is a great guy, he's the kind of person we need in the u.s. senate, but i'd like to see some of these cuts locked in now, and i'd like to see some of this entitlement reform locked in today. i don't want to see all of that wait for six weeks. >> hmm. what's the right level for dividends and capital gains, do you think? should they be lower than ordinary income? >> look, i think what you will see is i think they'll both probably go to 20% would be my guess. i don't think you'll see dive dinds go back to ordinary income rates. >> is that okay? >> that's part of bowles-simpson or simpson-bowles, put it back at ordinary rates. what's ordinary rates coming down to? >> we brought ordinary rates down to 23%. you know, that's a horse of a different color. ordinary rates are going to be -- >> is it 23 or 28? that's another thing we always hear. >> well, what we put out is what the zero option was, which got it down to 8% of $70,000. 14% up to $210,000. and a m
the reputation for america as someplace that pays its debts hostage is a terrible idea. i'm hoping this will be a good precedent for getting the debt limit issue out of the way. and then there will be legitimate public policy debates about how much and what kind of spending cuts. >> congressman, this is dan greenhaus. let me say, you're hilarious and i'm going to miss you. jonathan tweeted, obama has utterly caved on taxes and inviting future hostage tactics by the gop. does that sound right to you? >> no. in the first place, he has insisted on raising taxes, letting taxes go up, is what we're doing, for people above a certain income level. he does not control the house of representatives. part of this issue, you know, people forget, the american people are the ones who set this stage. they voted for one set of people in 2008, then they changed their minds. at least those who voted, and voted for a different set of people in 2010. we have an unusual constitution. in america you're governed by the results of the last three elections, not just the last election in most other democrac
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about the u.s. treasury markets and how low yields are across the curve. high yield, corporate america, still around 6.5% and loans are around 5% and a more short duration assets. she should be trading at the higher end of the market. >>> when when we talked to david tepper, he said equities are the better value at this point. would you agree with that? >> yeah. i think if we get past this fiscal plan, all likelihood is next year will be a positive year. think about what can drive equity returns next year, it will be more about multiple expansion. he think there will be some leverage growth. where are you going the drive equity returns will be if multiples increase and really drive equity valuations. the high yield market in a lower growth stable market is going to get you good, stable returns with a lot less volatility. we do like some equities here, but we also like the credit markets and the loan markets. >> kevin, why doebts you weigh in on where things stand right now. we know what the fed is doing at this point. if washington gets its act together and we see some sort of an agree
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